An academic consultant that does not practice in a specific field is not considered an expert. The same applies to a disability rights lawyer who does not practice in this area. Although he may be an expert on a topic, he will not be an expert on disability discrimination. Experienced in disability discrimination will be better equipped to gather evidence that a case might be worth investigating. Those without expertise or who are scientifically unqualified to analyze the data are much more likely to fail in their efforts to protect the rights of disabled persons.